I'm tired! It's been 2 days of intensive selling without too many breaks.
Again there were a lot of individuals looking for card making classes, and towards the end of the day I found someone who teaches classes in Lindsay - and she uses Stampin' Up materials. She's not totally set up to teach yet as she's new to the area as well, but will e-mail me when she is and I will refer everyone from Lindsay to her. I'm really glad I found her because the highway between Lindsay and Peterborough can be quite treacherous in the winter and I'd hate to have someone hurt just to drive to a card making class in Peterborough. It seems scrapbooking and card supply stores are closing all over the area. The one in Lindsay closed about 4 years ago, and even their dollar store does not carry craft items any more. Their closest craft supply store is Peterborough, or Oshawa. That's why I handed out so many catalogues this weekend.
There was a steady flow of people coming to my booth. Sales were down somewhat but I was expecting that. The sales of the second day of a 2 day show are always less. One item I could not keep on the table today were the Stepper Boxes. I managed to made just one last night (I was too tired to make more) and it sold within 5 minutes. I did precut materials to make 2 more boxes at the craft show but that was all I could manage. After I made one, it was almost sold out from under my nose and it wasn't even decorated.
Other popular items: owl bookmarks, butterfly bookmarks, trivets, tags, and Christmas cards.
Someone even wanted to buy the Christmas tree I had made from old Christmas ornaments which had lost their tops. I had hot glued them to a pyramide piece of styrofoam. Mind you it did look nice, but had sustained a bit of travel fatigue and I couldn't in good conscious sell it.
On the way home it was snowing, and highway 7 was closed from Lindsay to Omemee. I was directed onto a country road I had never seen before, hoping it went somewhere I could return to Peterborough. After quite a drive, I came across highway, the name of which I recognized, and I felt oh so relieved because I knew it went to Omemee. Because of this detour the drive home took 1/2 an hour longer.
Total sales: $350.00.
Next craft sale is on Friday at North Cavan Public School, a fund raiser for the school. In the meantime I am getting ready for my all day card making class a week from today. No rest for the wicked.